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Art: Photography at The Joseph Rowntree School

Course description

AS Units:

Unit 1: Coursework - This course will have an emphasis on digital image making. It is designed to develop your ability to use photographic images as a means of communication. You will be expected to explore an aspect of the set theme that interests you; recording, manipulating and presenting a set of images that express an idea or point of view. The work is very practical and very personal.

Unit 2: Assignment - The work in this unit follows a similar pattern except the starting point is set by the board. The unit is kick started by set activities that lead to more independent work.

A2 Units:

Unit 3: Coursework - This unit begins in the summer term with a chance to learn more about how to use your camera. There will also be work on how to express your opinion about Photography. In September a very broad starting point is set, for example ‘Sanctuary’ which students will explore and use to generate project proposals.

Unit 4: Assignmnet - The work in this unit follows a similar pattern except the starting point is set by the board. The unit is kick started by set activities that lead to more independent work.

Entry requirements

To be successful at A-Level, students need to achieve an average points score of 38, which is broadly equivalent to 5 GCSE grades A*-C

It is essential that you have access to a digital camera outside of school.

You will need to be computer literate. It is an advantage, but not at all essential to have gained GCSE Art and Design Grade C or more. Successful candidates are those who are enterprising and able to organise what they need for photo-shoots.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Joseph Rowntree School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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